Strategy and Operations Lead

University of Oxford


About the Role

A fantastic opportunity to shape the entire People and Organisational Development (POD) service at the University. The role will introduce systems and processes to ensure quality, consistency and the evolution of PODs services, ensuring that they are up to date and able to respond to broad ranging people challenges and opportunities at the University. 

The role will develop a deep understanding of the common and emerging learning needs of the University and be able to work collaboratively to design and deliver low cost, high quality, scalable solutions. The role will champion and evolve POD’s use of blended learning solutions in order to seize the benefits of digital learning but not lose sight of the value to face to face connection. They will bring expertise in digital content creation to the team and a broader understanding of how digital content can support programme delivery and people development.

The role will introduce financial controls and management reporting processes to support strategic decision making on priority projects, monitoring of spending across the whole team and allocation of key resources.

This role will lead the newly created strategy and operations team within POD, supporting the work distribution and development of a team of six people.

About You

You will be a strategic thinker, able to see the bigger picture and imagine what is possible, at the same time as being grounded in the detail and reality of what it takes to deliver.

You will have a customer service focused mindset, being motivated by continuous improvement and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. You will be passionate about learning and learning solutions that make a measurable difference.

You will be self-motivated and highly independent but enjoy working collaboratively and creating a supportive and nurturing environment for those in your team to develop.

More information

Please contact the Head of POD, Alice Chilver ([email protected]) for an informal chat about the role.

Only applications received before 12 noon on Wednesday 24 November 2021 can be considered.

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